By Megan Millisky
According to locals, Paris is quiet in November. Airfare and hotels tend to be cheaper this time of year. So of course, if you want to see tourist sites without the lines, this works to your advantage!
Experience holidays at Disneyland Paris without the crowds. Have a French experience you'll never forget at the Grand Tasting wine festival. Take advantage of 10 interesting events Paris has to offer this November!
1. Salon du Vin de la Revue de France
November 29-December 2, enjoy free wine tastings at this highly anticipated gathering. Sip wine with connoisseurs and some of the greatest winemakers in the world. Over 100 vendors will gather in the heart of Paris to enjoy their wines.
2. Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
October 31-November 3, you're invited to rock out at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris! This festival is a huge hit with Parisians and those who travel from abroad.
3. Grand Tasting
November 29-30, wine your way through Paris! Paris is known for its relaxed culture and appreciate of food and wines. So stop by the Grand Tasting to try reds, whites, and rosés!
4. Holidays at Disneyland Paris
Starting November 8, holidays begin at Disneyland Paris! Don’t miss Disney’s Festival of Holidays - there's a festive food marketplace with cuisine from around the world! Or celebrates Disney’s ¡Viva Navidad!, which features live music and the chance to meet your favorite Disney characters.
5. Armistice Celebrations
Don’t miss this French tradition of honoring those who served or are serving in the military. Attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe where the French president lays a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This event is not to be missed if you’re in France on November 10.
6. Paris Photo at the Grand Palais
November 6-10, discover some of Paris’ most beautiful photography. Over eighty exhibitions will be highlighting photography from all over the world. Since 1997, it has been one of Paris' most celebrated art scenes.
7. Créations and Savoir-Faire
This amazing fair celebrates all that is art! From paintings to metalwork to ceramics, there's no shortage of interesting products. November 27-December 1, shop through gorgeous handmade creations.
8. Bon Marché Rive Gauche Decorations
Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Bon Marché Rive Gauche! The store is famously decorated by skilled decorators. Take pictures with the Christmas-tree themed displays, or watch the “magical” automatons in the windows! This event is fun for the whole family. Other popular stores, such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, and BHV Marai, are decorated nearby.
9. New Beaujolais Wine Celebration
November 21, celebrate this celebration all over Paris! This holiday is celebrated by, of course, a glass of New Beaujolais wine! Many restaurants and bars offer specials to celebrate this day of drinking.
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10. ‘Paris-London’ Exhibition at The Palais de la Porte Dorée
This multimedia exhibition features photos, videos, instruments, and costumes, with over 600 artworks in total. Themes of music and and politics in these two cities are common throughout the artwork. The show runs through November.